Continued investment in community efforts critical to ending the opioid crisis
Treatment providers, people who have been personally affected by opioids, and community leaders met with Acting Commissioner Chuck Johnson of the Minnesota Department of Human Services in April to discuss the community’s response to the opioid epidemic and learn more about state proposals to help continue these efforts. Read more in a news release.
Leaders highlight $63.4 million in public works projects to improve care for Minnesotans
Human Services Acting Commissioner Chuck Johnson and Department of Administration Commissioner Matt Massman visited the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center in April to highlight the importance of improving and maintaining aging care and treatment facilities for people with mental illness, disabilities and chemical dependency. Governor Mark Dayton’s 2018 public works bill includes $63.4 million for improvements at treatment facilities operated by the Department of Human Services. Read more in a DHS news release.
Governor Dayton urges passage of MinnesotaCare Buy-In
Governor Mark Dayton urged state legislators to support and pass a “MinnesotaCare Buy-In” option this session. The proposal would allow all Minnesotans the choice to purchase their health insurance through MinnesotaCare – a state program that for 26 years has provided some eligible working Minnesota families a more affordable choice to purchase their health care. Read more in a Governor's Office news release.